Tuesday, January 20, 2009

YOU CAN REALLY (REALLY) KILL US WITH SWEETNESS (ARTIFICAL SWEETNESS THAT IS)

Hey Y'all out there in the "blogosphere." (Isn't Blogosphere the Govenor of Illinois?)
We're having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave. The temperature's rising, it isn't surprising but it's ABOVE freezing this morning. Maybe we can all go OUTSIDE today. We've been cooped up in the house cuz it's been so cold and mom and dad didn't want us to turn into dogsicles.
We want everyone reading today to go to this website NOW. We just want you to know that this one small piece of this stuff can be FATAL to smaller dogs. Don't leave it lying around where we can get into it. It is much worse than baker's chocolate; unfortunately most people don't realize the DANGER. We even went to the product's website and they confirm the DANGER to us dogs:
"Warning: Do not feed Xylitol or give your Dog access to Xylitol and Xylitol Products. While Xylitol has gone through many years of testing to make sure it is not only safe, but very good for humans, dogs are a different matter. When some dogs eat xylitol, they have an immediate drop in blood sugar. This can result in seizures, depression, loss of coordination, liver damage, and even death. While it is not known if this is true with cats other pets, it would be better safe than sorry until more information is known.

Dr. Jeanette Lubeanau, owner of Above and Beyond Pet Care Hospital in Lubbock says just one piece of sugar free gum could be toxic to a 20 pound dog.

There are many other things, not commonly known, that can harm your dog. Check with your local ASPCA for a good booklet titled: 101 Things You Didn't Know Could Harm Your Pet."


We hope that y'all will pass this important information along to everyone ya know that takes care of a dog; it just might save a life.
- TBH
ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER

2 comments:

Tracey and Huffle said...

That's a very important message. I hope lots of pups and kitties and their peoples see it!

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Mo said...

WoW! Great info - I had NO idea. Luckily, we don't have alot of sugar-free stuff around here, but it's always good to know! Thanks for posting this.

DoDoBird (Mo's 'hound')

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